Dutton brings more than 25 years’ experience in aerospace, defense and commercial industrial markets

The Safariland Group (the “Company”), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced that Don Dutton has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of its Mustang Survival business located in Burnaby, Canada and Spencer, West Virginia.

Dutton joins the Company with more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and commercial industrial markets.  Most recently, Dutton held the position of Vice President and General Manager of the Protection Systems business unit of BAE Systems, Inc.  In that position, Dutton led the development, manufacturing and delivery of soldier and vehicle protection systems including ballistic armor, warfighter & aircrew equipment and vehicle occupant protection systems for the military and commercial markets.  Prior to this, Dutton held other leadership positions at BAE Systems, Armor Holdings, Inc. and Simula, Inc. where he was responsible for leading numerous business efforts, spanning from Program Management to Product & Business Development, and managing multiple sites in North America and Europe for the Armor Holdings business.

“I’m excited to once again work with Don as he takes on his new role,” said Scott O’Brien, President.  “I’ve had the opportunity to work with him in prior years at both BAE Systems and Armor Holdings, and his experience and leadership will be extremely valuable as we grow the Mustang business in existing channels and expand our growth in new markets.”

Dutton is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He started his career as a Flight Control Engineer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and also worked as a Program Manager for the Launch Vehicle business unit of Orbital Sciences Corporation, an industry leader in small- and medium-class space and rocket systems.

Mustang Survival is the leading supplier of quality flotation and personal protective equipment to the most demanding maritime and aviation customers including the Coast Guard, Law Enforcement, Water Rescue Teams, Fighter Pilots, Commercial Mariners and Recreational Boaters.  Mustang Survival is part of The Safariland Group family of brands.  For more information, please visit www.mustangsurvival.com or www.safariland.com.


Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302

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